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Sobbing Kerry Katona spoke of the anger she feels towards her late ex-husband George Kay for leaving their daughter Dylan-Jorge without a father.
In July 2019, the former rugby player, 39, was found dead in a hotel room in Cheshire, after suffering a suspected drugs overdose.
The night before his death, George had reportedly been acting erratically while staying at the Holiday Inn in Runcorn, and worried staff called the police, who escorted him back to his room.
Paramedics were called back to the hotel the following morning, but George sadly died in Warrington Hospital.
In a new interview with The Sun, Kerry broke down as she discussed her ex-husband's death, and confessed she was furious with him over his “selfish” addiction.
Kerry Katona cried as she recalled her relationship with George Kay
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"George is my baby's daddy and she's never, ever going to see him again and I've got so much anger towards him for that. I'm so angry.
"You become very, very selfish when you have an addiction. You don't think about other people, and sometimes even your flesh and blood isn't enough, and that's really selfish,” Kerry sobbed.
"He's going to be missing out on so many wonderful things, because that kid is one amazing kid."
George died in 2019 of a suspected drugs overdose
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The former schoolfriends began dating in 2012, and Kerry gave birth to their first child together, daughter Dylan-Jorge, who they affectionately nicknamed DJ, in 2014.
They wed just months after becoming parents, but one year later, in 2015, Kerry announced she and George had split, alleging he was violent towards her – a claim she later withdrew.
The former Atomic Kitten singer, who is also mum to 19-year-old Molly, 18-year-old Lilly-Sue, 14-year-old Heidi, and 13-year-old Maxwell from previous marriages to Brian McFadden and Mark Croft, said she was relieved DJ was protected from her father’s descent into drugs.
Her third marriage in 2014 was to George
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Video footage of George, who suffered from anxiety and depression, during a psychotic episode while surrounded by police emerged before his death in 2019, and Kerry revealed she had seen the terrifying incident up close during their strained relationship.
“I'm not happy, I'm not glad, but I never want her to witness the things I had to witness with him. There was a video of George on a roof, high as a kite, psychosis, naked, screaming, shouting, surrounded by police… that's in the public domain,” she lamented.
Kerry, who has been off drugs for 13 years, confessed her ex-husband's death has been a wake-up call, and she vowed to stay clean for the sake of her children.
"I don't want DJ to go through that, I don't want DJ to have to witness it, that's why I know I will never touch another drug again in my life,” she firmly stated.
“If I was to have a line of coke and something was to happen to me, can you imagine the shame I'd bring on my kids? Like I've not put them through enough."